CUNA's latest issue brief report reveals that the percentage of women in CEO positions is significantly higher at credit unions than banks, continuing the trend from earlier reports. "Women in Credit Union Leadership” investigates the extent to which women are represented in leadership positions at credit unions compared to commercial banks.
“There’s a lot of good news in this report. First, credit unions continue to be the one place where women can get a fair shake when it comes to leadership positions—both on boards and in the C-Suite. And significantly, since the last report we’ve seen a growing percentage of women leading larger credit unions,” said CUNA Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Samira Salem.
Highlights of the study include:
“These results, which eclipse what we find at banks, should be celebrated. At the same time, our research demonstrates that we still need to identify and remove the remaining barriers to women making even more headway on credit union boards and as CEOs of larger credit unions,” added Salem.
CUNA economists sampled 162 publicly traded banks with less than $22 billion in total assets to compare against the credit union industry.
You can read the issue brief in full here.